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India reaches a milestone in shrimp exports to the US

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The South Asian country is the first to surpass the 240,000 tonnes delivered in the US.

Posted on Mar 07 ,12:25

India reaches a milestone in shrimp exports to the US

During last year, the US shrimp imports have registered a significant growth for the third year in a row. The United States imported 695,723 tonnes of shrimp, up by 4.8% than the year before, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Office of Science and Technology.
The main supplier was India, with 248,127 tonnes, a record volume never achieved by another country before. It was followed by Indonesia (132,344 tonnes) and Ecuador (75,891 tonnes). Thailand (49,703 tonnes) was surpassed by Ecuador and Vietnam (58,383 tonnes) although in 2017 was the third largest supplier of shrimps in the American market (74,523 tonnes).
China, Argentina, Guyana, Peru, and Mexico other important suppliers of shrimp for the US market, with volumes ranging from almost 10 thousand tonnes to more than 40,000 tonnes.

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